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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Translation: Soul and Body

In the Longhua Martyr’s Cemetery there’s a tunnel full of all manner of revolutionary sayings, some of them communist, some just generally pushing the reader to fight the good fight.

This one seemed interesting enough:

 

如果人有灵魂的话,何必要这个躯壳!

If one has a soul, then one must have a body!

但是,如果没有的话,这个躯壳又有什么用处?

However, if one doesn’t have a soul, then what good is a body?

这并不是格言,也不是哲理,而是另外有些意思的话。

This isn’t just some saying, nor is it a philosophy, it’s something else altogether.

- Qu Qiubai

posted by ferret at 10:45 pm  

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